General Health

Cool off with good-for-you yogurt popsicles

Cool off with good-for-you yogurt popsicles

Summer in Louisiana is here, and it is hot! It can be difficult to avoid giving kids those sugary, cold treats like popsicles and ice cream to cool off, but give our health yogurt popsicles a try for a lighter option! Fun tip: get your little ones involved and have them choose the fruit or help make the popsicles!

What you'll need:

1 cup plain low-fat or fat-free yogurt
1 banana, sliced
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup fruit juice or fruit chunks

Directions:

  1. Blend ingredients together and pour into small paper cups.

  2. Freeze.

  3. Place a plastic spoon or popsicle stick in each cup when yogurt mixture is half frozen.

  4. To serve, turn cup upside-down and run hot water over it until the popsicle slips out. Keep the cups to use as a holder. Makes four to five small popsicles.

(For a simpler version, pour fat-free or low-fat drinkable yogurt (or regular yogurt) into a paper cup. Add a stick and freeze. Peel the cup and eat.)